Jewish American Heritage

In honor of Jewish American Heritage, WXXI-TV and Radio are proud to feature a variety of programs featuring Jewish Americans and their extensive culture and history.

Featured Programming

Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 6:30pm
Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds?

Jewish American Heritage

Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings is a curriculum, video series, and at-home activity collection that explores family history and DNA ancestry with youth, appropriate for educational settings.
In 1944, 982 refugees from 18 European countries were brought to the United States as guests of President Franklin Roosevelt.

Recently Aired

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00pm
Join WXXI Education for a free media-making workshop using inspiration and resources from public media projects and series such  as PBS' Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Monday, May 23, 2022 - 9:00pm
At age 14, every child attending public school in Germany is brought face to face with a dark moment in their nation’s past, confronting the reality of the Holocaust for the very first time. 
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:00pm
The incredible story of a family’s escape from Nazi occupation.
Monday, May 9, 2022 - 9:00pm
A true story of one family's vow to escape certain death in Nazi occupied Kraków together. 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 8:00pm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. guides Regina King and Damon Lindelof, the creative forces behind a visionary television series, as they discover that they have more in common than meets the eye. Airing on WXXI-TV on Tuesday, April 12 at 8:00 PM and live streaming at


Jewish American Heritage

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